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Brandon Fincher

Let me preface this by saying that I am not a writer...

Since a very young age, I’ve always believed in self-expression through art. It all started when I was 9. I had a video camera and a vivid imagination. Through the lens I was able to capture life around me and I just ran with it. Throughout high school and even into college I produced films alongside my friends showcasing our sometimes twisted visions on screen. We won awards and some competitions and had a great time doing it but still I thirsted for more. Studying architecture at the University of Houston I began learning about the elements of structure and design. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete my degree but what I did take away was a great deal of knowledge which lead me to my next artistic venture, painting.

I began painting in 2007. It started out with small abstract pieces exploring the concept of shapes and their relation with one another. Eventually I began experimenting with different techniques involving unconventional items such as kitchen utensils and construction equipment to create a unique vision on canvas. With influences from artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Mark Rothko and Brian Elson I began to explore different concepts such as point of view and composition. Life was good. I was being creative. But still, I thirsted for more. Then I returned to the lens.

Five years ago I picked up a basic point and shoot camera and began taking macro photos of different inanimate objects in interesting settings. I’d put a Coke can in a toilet bowl or a half-eaten sandwich on a park bench and fire off different shots from different angles. I was having fun. It was entertaining. It was art. I decided to put down the paintbrush and spatula to focus all of my attention on taking pictures. The more pictures I took the less paintings I did and in time I discovered my true passion, the thing I’d been thirsting for all along, photography. I picked up a Canon DSLR and the rest is history. My goal has always been to have fun, plain and simple, and in the process of having fun provide my audience with something they can enjoy, something that inspires them.

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